We are urging companies to invest in young people via apprenticeships after statistics show that nationally, youth unemployment has increased by 11,000 in the three months to December, the highest rise for a year.
Since forming Proactive Despatch in 2008, we have invested time and money in several young people which has really benefited our business and has also helped get young people on the career ladder and develop their skills.
Natasha who joined us last year, has proved that hard work, dedication and loyalty really does pay off as she has now secured a full time, permanent position with us and recently, a further two apprentices, Ross Price and Will Anders have joined our team.
Natasha's role involves allocating work to Couriers, taking customer bookings and proactively keeping customers informed of traffic and weather delays as we are keen to ensure our customers are fully informed about the status of their delivery.
18 year old Ross Price said, "The reason I applied for the apprenticeship with Proactive Despatch was because I had heard how the company had grown over the last few years, which showed me that they are always looking to improve and progress which is the sort of Company I wanted to be part of. I am very happy to have been given this fantastic opportunity."
Will Anders added, "The reason why I applied for the apprenticeship with Proactive Despatch was because I could see their vision and I knew I would like to be a part of it. I have enjoyed a lot of what I have been doing for my first week but have most enjoyed learning something new every day, and communicating with the customers."
Paul Woods, Managing Director of Proactive Despatch Ltd concluded, “The figures that have been released for young people are very worrying as they are future business leaders. I would urge all companies to seriously consider investing in young people, and giving them the training, life skills and experiences that they need to make their life successful and to help the economy flourish.
"There is also financial and practical support available from the Chamber of Commerce so what have you got to lose, it's a win-win situation for everyone. I am very proud of Natasha, Ross and Will."
Proactive Despatch Ltd gives its valued customers a standard of service excellence, never before seen in the courier industry. Their dedicated courier services and efficient team ensure delivery in the fastest time possible.